Top thirty crime procedurals, #7: Sons of Anarchy

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Basic premise: Biker gangs run guns and occasionally drugs.

Why it’s here: A phenomenal cast and plot, about both the biking sub-culture and the role the club plays in the psychology and society of their small town.

Why it isn’t higher: The subplot of “the Sons are really just knights on motorcycles” gets harder and harder to accept as time goes on. “Will Jax leave the club or not?” also gets mighty tiresome until it’s resolved.